Meet the 10 Finalists of the Search for the Happiest Pinoy 2019


Search for the Happiest Pinoy 2019

I was so excited to meet the 10 finalists of the Search for the Happiest Pinoy 2019 at the Happy Cafe last April 26. It must have been a tough task going through the almost 800,000 entries submitted. One thing I've noticed upon seeing the 10 finalists was that they all exuded positive vibes. You will feel their happy disposition in life. Only one winner will bring home the P1,000,000 tax-free grand prize but all of them are truly winners.

The finalists

  1. Khaye Celine Maggay - Youth
  2. Francisca Tumampil - Senior Citizen
  3. Hercules Soringa - Manggagawang Pinoy
  4. Jayson dela Fuente - PWD
  5. Fortunato Januto - OFW
  6. Mark David Cerezo - Entrepreneur
  7. Leovy John Terrado - LGBTQ
  8. Rodrigo Roble Jr. - Lingkod Bayan
  9. Zaldy Bueno - Professional
  10. Alfred Santos - Employee
The finalists will each receive P50,000. They had just came from the panel interview before they were presented to the media. The grand winner will be announced during the awards night on May 29, 2019 to be held at New World Hotel in Makati.

The panel of judges

Search for the Happiest Pinoy 2019
2012 Happiest Pinoy winner Rommel Arellano is one of the judges of the 2019 Happiest Pinoy. 
  • Zenaida Maglaya - DTI Undersecretary
  • Gang Badoy Capati - founder of Rock Education Project, Inc.
  • RJ Ledesma - EnterPH co-founder and motivational speaker
  • James Deakin - TV host, journalist and online influencer
  • Love Anover-Lianko - TV host
  • Jonathan Yabut - The Apprentice Asia winner 
  • Winston Maxino, Rommel Arellano, and Richardson Navor - previous Happiest Pinoy winners

Search for the Happiest Pinoy 2019
Richardson Navor is the 2015 Happiest Pinoy grand winner

"Happiness is not living without failures and trials. 
It is living with these at peace." - Richardson

The Search for the Happiest Pinoy is an advocacy program of Cebuana Lhuillier, the country's largest micro-financial services company. It celebrates the values of optimism, resilience, and hope as it aims to find a Filipino who has a positive outlook in life, was able to rise above life's challenges and has a positive impact in the lives of others.

"Filipinos are one of the most resilient people in the world, facing life's challenges with optimism, faith and a can-do attitude. At Cebuana Lhuillier, we believe that this should be  recognized and encouraged at all times," said Jean Henri Lhuillier, Cebuana Lhuillier President and CEO.